Purposes of the course and expected learning outcomes
The course aims to enable students to gain:
- knowledge of the fundamental institutions of private law and of the general principles of the subject;
- ability to analyze specific cases and to put them in the frame of private law rules;
- knowledge and ability to use an appropriate legal language;
- ability to continue the studies with a high level of autonomy.
The course does not require prerequisites.
Course contents and programme
The course deals with the fundamental concepts of private law. In particular: torts; quasi contracts; debts; securities; property law; protection of the rights; business and company law; family law; inheritance law.
Learning activities consist of 42 hours of lectures held by the Professor.
Seminars will be held, according to the arrangements and timetable which will be communicated by the Professor at the beginning of the course.
Bibliography (for attending and non-attending students)
The following books are recommended:
P. Trimarchi, Istituzioni di diritto privato, Milano, Giuffrè, §§ 71-107; 275-329; 382-514; 539-634.
U. Carnevali, Appunti di diritto privato, Milano, Cortina, "Parte Generale", Chapter V; "Parte Speciale", Chapters I, II, III, IV, V.
In case you wish to use other books we recommend you contact the Professor.
It is necessary to consult a good updated edition of the Civil Code and relevant laws (G. De Nova, Codice civile e leggi collegate, Bologna, Zanichelli).
In order to be admitted to the oral examination it is preliminarily necessary to pass a written test consisting of multiple choice questions. Conditions of the written test will be submitted at the beginning of the course.
The oral test consists of an interview aimed at ascertaining the students' knowledge of the subjects of the course, their understanding, the acquisition of appropriate language, the ability to synthesize and rework.
Other useful information
Any change of the chair will be granted directly by the Professor and only upon presentation of appropriate documentation to demonstrate the impossibility to attend classes at the scheduled time.
Passing the written test will remain effective for the entire session. Failure to pass the oral exam won't allow students to take the immediately following oral examination (except in the case that the period between the two exams is longer than one month).
Additional information and updates will be available by consulting the website of the Department and/or the Professor's site.
Faculty office hours
Every Monday at 10.30 am at Department of Private Law and Legal History.